Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, better known as Jaime Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones, was spotted in Iceland this week.

The actor shared images and video to his Instagram story revealing he was on vacation here. 

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He was spotted at a number of locations around town including the coffee shop Reykjavík Roasters. In one post, Coster-Waldau can be seen on Skólavörðustígur in Reykjavík, hugging a stuffed polar bear. The caption over the image says, “Spoiler?”


We hope it really is a spoiler. Photo: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Instagram.

It also appeared from his Instagram story that he was in Iceland when the latest trailer for the final season of GOT dropped. Fans of the show have been eagerly anticipating the premiere of the final season, due out April 12th.

Nikolaj has played sister loving Jaime Lannister since the first season of the show and has won a primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, for his portrayal of the character.


Nikolaj doing some of his award winning acting. Photo: Game of Thrones facebook.


Scenes in Game of Thrones have been shot in Iceland since the show’s second season. In the latest trailer that was released, Fjaðrágljúfur Canyon in Iceland’s south-east can be seen as dragons glide across the screen.

Many other locations around Iceland have been used in the show. The Öxarárfoss trail was used in the fourth season to represent the passage leading to ‘The Bloody Gate’. 


The dragons gliding over the canyon in the GOT trailer.


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In season two, ‘The Fist of the First Men’ was shot at Mýrdalsjökull glacier, in the south of the Icelandic highlands. This seemed the perfect location to bring out the terror all face when dealing with the ‘White Walkers.

It doesn’t seem to matter if stars of Game of Thrones are in Iceland for an hour, or a month; locals can’t seem to get enough of them. Until the premiere of season 8, it seems exciting little tidbits like this are all we can get to chomp on.